Mudgee Food & Drink Trail 2016

mudgee food and drink trail


Darlinks, we LOVE a bit of Mudgee here at Fabulous HQ. It’s a bit of a sleeping gem when it comes to Australia’s wine regions. So it’s with great delight that we’ve learned Mudgee’s best producers are tabling their substantial talents for the inaugural ‘Mudgee Food & Drink Trail’ to be held in the region from the 16th to 17th April 2016.

This paddock to plate journey takes visitors across the breadth of Mudgee, with a range of destinations welcoming guests with a locally produced beverage to match a regionally inspired sample dish.

With 17 possible destinations, travellers are invited to explore and discover the best of Mudgee. “There’s some fantastic secret venues dotted throughout Mudgee,” said Ted Cox, President of the Mudgee Wine Grape Growers Association.

“From the alleyway that hides Ably & Esthers across to the Baker Williams Distillery, Mudgee is continuing to build its reputation as one NSW’s best regional food and drink destinations.

“Our vignerons continue to innovate with the next generation of winemakers taking charge and challenging the status quo. Our farmers and producers inspire each other and offer a visitors relaxed charm.

“The new Mudgee Food & Drink Trail opens up this experience in the region. With 17 venues offering a dish and matching beverage, it is the perfect opportunity to literally get a taste of Mudgee.”


The new trail is as eccentric and unique as the producers. From historic buildings to hidden cellar doors, the producers of the region will present dishes such as ‘Rustic Pork Panino’ matched with Mudgee Sangiovese and pomegranate cordial through to Mudgee Porter beers, vegetarian Tartlets, dukkah, sourdough and one of the newest products, handcrafted Shrubs, fruit vinegars made from local produce.

The 2016 Mudgee Food & Drink trail is a glimpse of the region; its picturesque landscape, pretty streets, rustic cellar doors, robust personalities, prized wines and fresh produce corralled within a self guided tour over one or two days.

Visitors can purchase Trail Passes for their tours, comprising five unique experiences across the venues. There is no limit to the number of Passes available and it is encouraged that guests may wish to purchase more passes in order to extend their excursions longer across one or both days.

2016 Mudgee Food & Drink Trail

For all the details where to find each venue, along with opening times and menus please visit

Date: Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April 2016.

Trail Passes: Available to purchase here or at the Mudgee Visitors Information Centre at 84 Market Street, Mudgee NSW.

Venues: Venues involved include Alby + Esthers, Artisan on Lewis, Baker Williams Distillery, Blue Wren, Botobolar, Burnbrae, di Lusso Estate, Elton’s + Gilbert Family Wines, Huntington Estate, Lowe Wines, Moothi Estate, Mudgee Brewing Co, SHORT SHEEP Micro-Winery, Slowfox Wines, Skimstone Wines, Wellstead Shrubs and Winning Post Motor Inn.

Cost: Trail Passes are $40,00. This comprises 5 vouchers, each to be exchanged for one dish and drink at the participating venues. There is no limit to the number of Trail Passes available per person.

Bookings: Groups of five or more are encouraged to book at each venue.

For more information on the region and the wine show please visit